Before starting at Uxbridge High School, parents will have been given an admission booklet to complete. It is very important that you complete this booklet and also keep us up to date if there are any changes to this information.
Allergies, Asthma, Diabetes and Epilepsy
It is very important that we know about all allergies your child might have, whether slight or severe (plasters, nut allergies, wasp stings, penicillin etc), so your child receives the appropriate treatment. If your child carries an EpiPen, then please make sure you have seen your allergy doctor or nurse to help your child prepare for the transition to secondary school and managing their medication. Please also request an additional EpiPen to be kept in the Welfare Room. If possible, please provide a copy of your child’s allergy treatment plan from the hospital.
All children who have asthma must carry a blue “reliever” inhaler on their person every day and also have a spare inhaler, kept in the Welfare Room. Volumatic “spacers” are available around the school site, should your child require it.
Accidents, Injuries and/or Sickness
At Uxbridge High School the health, safety and welfare of students is of utmost importance. If students are injured at school we will monitor the student to ensure they have not suffered any major problems. All first aid incidents are recorded on our database and all major accidents are entered into an accident book. There may be times when the school needs to make contact with parents because the child may need treatment from their GP or the hospital. In these cases the school will make every effort to contact parents as quickly as possible. Please ensure that we have your current landline and mobile numbers to ensure that we can make contact with you as quickly as possible.
If your child feels unwell during the school day, we will contact you so that you can make any necessary arrangements to collect your child. Whilst these arrangements are being made we will keep your child as comfortable as possible in school.
Students are only permitted to take medication in the Welfare Room in the presence of the Welfare Assistant. With the exception of asthma inhalers, EpiPens and insulin for diabetics, students are not allowed to administer drugs themselves. All inhalers should be labelled with your child’s name and be carried by the child at all times. A second inhaler, EipPen or insulin supply must be kept in the Welfare Room as an emergency backup. If a student needs a short-term course of medicine during school time, parents/carers must discuss this with the Welfare Assistant and give written instructions for them to supervise the medicine. If your child requires long-term medicine, parents/carers should discuss this with their child’s Head of House.
Please note that all prescribed medicines must be in the original packaging. Over the counter medicines, such as hay fever tablets and pain killers can only be given if a parent has given written permission and provides such medication in its original packaging.